Wholly Genes Newsletter
18 September 2007
Issue 2007, Number 14
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In this issue:
o TMG training videos available again
o NEW: Super Training Bundle (with electronic GTM)
o NEW: New England Migration - The Collected Works of Charles Edward Banks
o TMG Users Groups wanted
o New Downloadable Data CDs
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== TMG training videos available again ===============
We've had trouble keeping the popular TMG training videos in stock but all four DVDs are now on-hand and ready for shipping:
- Getting Started: Basic concepts and terminology, the main display elements, navigation, creating a new project, simple data entry, searching for people, the multimedia (exhibit) log, and simple reports.
- Intermediate: Custom screen layouts, the Flag window, the Image window, the Project Explorer, Focus Groups, filtering, bookmarks, importing data, the Data Set Manager, Accents, Advanced Data Entry mode, witnesses, creating sources and repositories.
- Advanced: The Automatic relation tag, the custom toolbar, custom flags, report focus options, designing report filters, advanced report options, excluded and sensitive data, indexes and other publication tools, output file formats, watermarks.
- Expert: Custom roles, sentence structures, source templates, citation output, chart accents, editing charts.
Each DVD runs approximately 1.5 hours but you can pause, rewind, and replay them in order to learn at your own pace.
The price is just $15.95 each but discounts are available when they are bundled together (see below). For more information, please visit:
=== NEW: Super Training Bundle (with electronic GTM) ===
In response to popular demand, the new electronic version of the popular book, "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist," edited by Lee Hoffman, is now available in a discount bundle with the training DVDs. For just $69.95 plus s/h, you'll get all four training videos (Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert) PLUS the searchable version of Lee Hoffman's book. The bundle price represents 21% OFF the price of the individual elements.
To place your order today, please visit:
=== NEW: New England Migration - The Collected Works of Charles Edward Banks ===
Our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, is proud to announce the release of a following major new compilation for researchers of early New England. The following summary was written by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG:
NEW ENGLAND MIGRATION - THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLES EDWARD BANKS, (1929-1937) 2007.
In the early years of the twentieth century, Charles Edward Banks collected information on all the participants in the Great Migration from old England to New England, from 1620 to 1640. The results of his labors are the four volumes gathered on this CD, presenting this information in various ways. "Planters of the Commonwealth" arranges the immigrants according to the vessel on which they sailed to New England, where this is known. "The Topographical Dictionary" organizes the settlers by their county and parish of English origin. "Pilgrim Fathers" and "The Winthrop Fleet" focus on two of the most celebrated groups of immigrants, the settlers of Plymouth in the 1620s and the passengers to Massachusetts Bay in 1630. Taken together, these volumes set forth the best information on the settlers of New England available three-quarters of a century ago. They remain of great value to New England genealogists and should be consulted at the beginning of any research project.
The full text of all four books in this compilation, totaling more than 1000 pages, can be searched at the same time and supports AND/OR, word proximity, and other powerful searching methods. The compilation price of $38.88 reflects 40% off the combined retail price of the individual books if purchased separately.
For more information, please visit:
=== TMG Users Groups wanted ====================
The last issue of the newsletter referred to the official list of TMG Users Groups (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm) and then said:
"If you don't find a users group in your area, however, then there may be others like you. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in a users group in a specific location. We'll publish the list in a future issue of the newsletter so that you can get together with other users in your area!"
Here's a list of the locations from those who responded:
o Waikanae, New Zealand
o Memphis, Tennessee
o Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts
o Monterey, California
o San Antonio or New Braunfels, Texas
o Central San Joaquin Valley of California
o Richmond, Virginia
o Des Moines, Iowa
If you'd be interested in a TMG Users Group in one of these areas, please write to email@example.com.
=== New Downloadable Data CDs ===================
The following searchable data CDs are now available as a download, thereby saving the cost of shipping:
Mary E. Neal Hanaford, compiler, MEREDITH, N.H.: ANNALS AND GENEALOGIES (DOWNLOAD), (1932) 2007
The compiler has brought together historical sketches relating to the town of Meredith, New Hampshire, and has combined these annals with extensive genealogies of the families of the town, gathered from a large number of local correspondents. The volume concludes with records of Meredith marriages. The area that became the town of Meredith was surveyed in 1748 and was incorporated in 1768. In 1855 a portion of Meredith was set off as Laconia and in 1873 another section of the town was included in Center Harbor. The historical section of this volume includes lists of early proprietors and Revolutionary War soldiers. (more...)
Samuel Orcutt and Ambrose Beardsley, THE HISTORY OF THE OLD TOWN OF DERBY, CONNECTICUT, 1642-1880 (DOWNLOAD), (1880) 2007
Orcutt and Beardsley compiled a comprehensive history of the town of Derby from before its founding to the year 1880, including a lengthy section on the Indians of the region. They added to the main account a section of biographies and genealogies, as well as material on Derby's daughter towns. After an extensive introductory section on the "Indian History" of the territory that became Derby, the authors cover the history of Derby itself in chapters that are sometimes chronological and sometimes topical, with strong emphasis on the many commercial enterprises initiated in the town. All the subjects discussed are illustrated by verbatim extracts from the town, church or other official records. (more...)
Benjamin W. Dwight, THE HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DWIGHT OF DEDHAM, MASS., 2 VOLUMES (DOWNLOAD), (1874) 2007
Dwight prepared a massive, comprehensive compilation of the descendants in all lines of John Dwight of Dedham, Massachusetts, and of his brother Timothy Dwight of the nearby town of Medfield. The two volumes include information on more than eight thousand direct descendants of these two immigrants. Most of this work covers the descendants of John Dwight, since the family of Timothy Dwight daughtered out within a few generations. The author went far beyond the usual scope of genealogies published in the late nineteenth century, by tracing lines of descent through daughters as well as sons, and also by including extensive information on the families of men and women who married into the Dwight family. (more...)
YEAR BOOK OF THE ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DOWNLOAD), (1896) 2007
Published six years after the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, this volume contains information on about four hundred members who were then active. To be a member, one had to be a lineal descendant of someone who had served loyally during the Revolution. The volume opens with lists of the officers of the Illinois society for each of its years of existence, along with the state constitution and bylaws, and a brief history of the Illinois society. This is followed by a list of the current officers of the national society, and the national constitution and bylaws. (more...)
Thomas W. Bicknell, SOWAMS: WITH ANCIENT RECORDS OF SOWAMS AND PARTS ADJACENT (DOWNLOAD), (1908) 2007
Bicknell transcribes and analyzes the records for Sowams, a tract of land then in Plymouth Colony, on the northeast edge of Narragansett Bay, purchased from the local Native Americans in early 1653, a parcel of land that comprised the major part of what is now the town of Barrington, Rhode Island. The core of this volume is the transcription of the proprietors' records for the Sowams land, from a volume which had been mislaid but was found by the author and restored to the town of Barrington. The records covered here run from 1653 to 1797, and begin with the transactions between the purchasers (all from Plymouth Colony) and the Indians. In addition, there are records of the agreements with the town of Rehoboth, within whose boundaries the land originally fell. Of most importance are the records of the divisions of the Sowams land to the individual proprietors. (more...)
Lois Kimball Mathews, THE EXPANSION OF NEW ENGLAND: THE SPREAD OF NEW ENGLAND SETTLEMENT AND INSTITUTIONS TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, 1620-1865 (DOWNLOAD), (1909) 2007
The author narrates the chronology of the settlement of New England in the colonial period and then the migration of New Englanders and their culture to the west and south in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The story is illustrated with many carefully drawn and informative maps. Mathews begins with the small number of settlements along the coast of New England in the 1620s, and then describes the rapid establishment of new towns resulting from the Great Migration of the 1630s. She goes on to show the further expansion of settlement as the population grew by natural means. She pays special attention to the reversals in the numbers of settlements consequent to the various conflicts with the Indians. (more...)
Eliphalet Merrill and Phinehas Merrill, Esq., GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (DOWNLOAD), (1817) 2007
This is the first gazetteer ever published for the State of New Hampshire (1817) and a wonderful resource for researchers because it identifies many places by names which have otherwise been lost to history. Its three parts offer "A comprehensive Geographical and Statistical view of the whole State," "A description of each county, town, or location in the State; also of its lakes, rivers, ponds, and mountains," and "Topographical and Statistical Tables." In addition to a detailed history and physical description of each place, this very early work identifies many of the earliest settlers of the State with a strong focus on churches and their early ministers. (more...)
E.P. Walton, WALTON'S VERMONT REGISTER & FARMERS ALMANAC FOR 1879 (DOWNLOAD), (1879) 2007
The first part of this rare book is a 19-century business directory of Vermont with the names of all of the towns and post offices in the state. For each of these is listed the population in 1870 and the names of town officers, justices, professional and business men, including manufacturers, merchants, lawyers, postmasters, physicians, and ministers, among others. A pocket calendar includes some handwritten memoranda from the original owner which are preserved as a matter of interest. (more...)
R.A. Campbell, CAMPBELL'S GAZETTEER OF MISSOURI (DOWNLOAD), (1874) 2007
Although described as a gazetteer, this volume is also a guide to the state detailing its physical, commercial and manufacturing attributes. The material is presented in alphabetical order by county. A brief history of the beginning of the settlement in the county (often listing the names of the first settlers) sets the stage. The reader is also provided with population figures taken from the federal censuses, a description of the county's physical features including waterways and land forms, its agricultural production, manufacturing interests, wealth, exports, railroads, and educational facilities. (more...)
Samuel R. Brown, THE WESTERN GAZETTEER OR EMIGRANT'S DIRECTORY VIZ THE STATES OF KENTUCKY, INDIANA, LOUISIANA, OHIO, TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI AND THE TERRITORIES OF ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, ALABAMA, MICHIGAN, AND
Westward Ho! but where? Have you ever wondered why your ancestor decided to move-and even more importantly why did he choose ____? How to books are not a modern phenomena. Real estate brochures are not new. This 1817 volume provides a description of the western states and territories-one state so new it is still unnamed-and discussions of soil, climate, diseases, vegetable mineral and animal productions as well as extensive descriptions of the rivers, lakes, roads and other items that impact travel. We learn about the price and quality of the land, forts and Indian tribes in the area, settlement patterns, and trade and manufacturing opportunities. (more...)
THE INDIANA GAZETTEER AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, 3RD EDITION (DOWNLOAD), (1850) 2007
Lost in Indiana? Tracking an ancestor's migration path can be extremely difficult-small villages and towns mentioned in family stories frequently no longer exist. Early published gazetteers can sometimes solve the problem. They can also provide some interesting facts about the area. Did you know there were 28 towns called Union in Indiana in 1850? There are two Auroras-the one on the Ohio River "recently" (1850) suffered from the ravages of cholera. Bartholomew County's population increased from 10,042 in 1840 to over 15,000 by 1848. In 1850 it had 10 tanneries, a distillery and six water-powered and 5 steam-powered flour mills. (more...)
SOCIETY OF COLONIAL DAUGHTERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY: ORGANIZATION, CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS, MEMBERSHIP (DOWNLOAD), (1923) 2007
This official compilation provides organizational and constitutional information on the Society of the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, as well as data on members as of 1923 from three state societies: New York, Missouri and Rhode Island. Portraits of Society Presidents are included. In order to become a member of this society, a woman must have "descended from an ancestor who rendered service between 1607 and 1700 according to the eligibility list." A list of the varieties of service includes both civil and military offices, at the colony, county and town levels. (more...)
N. Howe Parker, IOWA AS IT IS IN 1855; A GAZETTEER FOR CITIZENS AND A HANDBOOK FOR IMMIGRANTS (DOWNLOAD), (1855) 2007
This "Gazetteer for Citizens and Handbook for Immigrants" contains many details that will help you to understand the conditions and obstacles that were faced by the early immigrants to the prairies of Iowa. The description of each county includes its physical location, early history, and the main cities and town. Also included in many cases are the early settlers or settlements, churches, schools, streams, mountains, and other physical features, as well as the churches, businesses, schools, banks, and other economic characteristics of the area. (more...)
Henry Gannett, A GAZETTEER OF INDIAN TERRITORY (DOWNLOAD), (1905) 2007
This booklet is packed with information about "Indian Territory," the area that is described in 1905 as "bounded on the north by Kansas, on the east by Arkansas, on the south by Texas, and on the west by Oklahoma." Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th State of the Union in 1907 and included the bulk of Indian Territory. Despite its name, whites comprised more than three quarters of the population of Indian Territory at the turn of the century. The remainder was roughly split between Indians and blacks who were former slaves of the Indians or their descendants. (more...)
=== TMG Companion Products ======================
The following companion products which were developed for TMG users like you:
"Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist"
The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman - now available in electronic form.
Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
Latest version=2.0 Build 3
The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.
The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.
The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.
Map My Family Tree
An inexpensive chart printing service
For the full list of companion products, please visit the Wholly Genes Community forum (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm) and click on "Companion Products."
=== Wholly Genes online chat =======================
The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be Saturday, 6 October 2007, at 2pm EDT and again at 11pm Eastern Time. Don't miss this opportunity to "talk" online with Wholly Genes representatives, as well as with other TMG users around the world.
Remember that the Wholly Genes chat room is available to you at any time. Just go to http://www.WhollyGenes.com and click on Public Chat in the Support menu. When you see the security warning, click on <Grant this session> or <Grant always>. Then be patient because it could take 30 seconds or more (especially on a dial-up connection) to load the necessary chat tools. When prompted, simply enter a chat nickname and then click on Connect. That's all there is to it. We hope to see you there!
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